I was able to host a Bolt Action Western Desert game in the morning period. The brown felt represent dug in positions for infantry. The players were allowed to choose to use them or not. They chose to use them.
The Axis failed their preparatory bombardment with a die roll of 1. The Axis players chose to leave three units in reserve and made the initial attack with the rest.
The very cool historical building we get to play in.
An ACW game with great looking figures.
Another Bolt Action game.
The Allies stayed in their dug outs for most of the game - making the Axis advance cautiously. Here a Panzer IV tries to fire HE into a mortar position.
The sole tank casualty, a Crusader - caused by Italian Bersaglieri infantry assaulting it, of all things!
Montgomery was the overall commander for the Allies - and Rommel the Axis. Both had level 3 bonuses.
A Rebels and Patriots game.
This was the other Bolt Action game in the first period. ETO looks like - maybe a Band of Brothers scenario.
Altar of Freedom ACW game in 6mm (scale correction thanks to Matt!). This is the game in the library.
Dragon Rampant game.
Wings of Glory game.
A few pictures of the Chain of Command Stalingrad game being set up. All the terrain was handbuilt by the host - he even made the train tracks by hand. He said he didn't want to use ready made train tracks because they didn't have correct amount (for him) of ties per track length; or something OCD like that.
I had to leave before the second period gaming started.
The small venue can host 4 tables per period. Although the second period used the library for an ACW game - the gamer who is part of the Fort Steilacoom Historical Society used it. Rank has its privileges.
A great day to game and spend time with old (and new) buddies.
Great looking game Dean.ReplyDelete
Thank you very much, Ray! It was a very nice gathering with fun games for all. Kindest regards, DeanDelete
Looks great Dean and you are right, that's a very cool historical venue! Seems like all the games are skirmish level...is that a theme of the day or just a coincidence that all the game organisers went that way?ReplyDelete
Thanks, Keith. Yes, pretty much all smallish, skirmish games. Probably due to the limited table size - 5 x 6' - and the room itself pretty small. The building we use was actually the quarters for the LTC in charge of the fort back in the mid-1800's. There really wasn't a theme, but I think because of the venue size and having two separate periods (set up and take down times), most folks just "assume" to run/play smaller skirmish games. Kindest regards, DeanDelete
That's looking great Dean!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Michal! It was great to host another game and gather with like-minded folks. Warmest regards, DeanDelete
Looking great Dean. I wonder if there is a collective noun for a group of wargames?ReplyDelete
Thanks, Richard! Maybe a gaggle of games :) There are a lot of Canadian Geese roaming the Fort's compound. Warmest regards, DeanDelete
Lovely looking games Dean!ReplyDelete
Thank you very much, Mike! Small as it was, there still was a lot of great games going on for all to enjoy. Best regards, DeanDelete
This looks like another fine year for the Steilacoom Game Day.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jonathan. Yes, it was great to game there again. Last time was on September 2019. Kindest regards, DeanDelete
Great looking games, what a wonderful venue.ReplyDelete
Thanks a lot Joe. It certainly is a great place to game and gather with like minded folks. Warmest regards, DeanDelete
Ah, when I was stationed at Ft Lewis I used to often take the long way home (lived in University Place in Tacoma) through Steilacom. Wish there was a local gaming scene there then (mid/late 80s), but it's great to see the venue here.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ed. UP is very nice area too. I moved to Steilacoom from Puyallup several years ago. Love driving along the Sound to Chambers Bay and UP. We had folks yesterday who came all the way from Lynnwood and Chehalis. Warmest regards, DeanDelete
Looks like a nice, smallish gathering - 5 x 6foot tables would certainly favor skirmish type games.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Peter. Yes, the smaller tables and games seem to suit the spirit of the game day. Fairly lighthearted and fast playing games. The comraderie makes up aby shortcomings. Warmest regards, DeanDelete
What a lot of lovely looking games Dean, pretty sure the figures are 6mm 🤔 2 and 3mm cavalry doesn’t look like that more a blob !ReplyDelete
Thanks a lot, Matt. I think you're right on the 6mm. I'm only used to seeing 28mm stuff :). Kindest regards, DeanDelete